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Security Bulletin: IBM MQ Java/JMS application can incorrectly flow password in plain text. (CVE-2017-1337)

Security Bulletin


Summary

IBM MQ Java/JMS application can incorrectly flow password in plain text when PASSWORDPROTECTION=ALWAYS is set in mqclient.ini

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2017-1337
DESCRIPTION:
IBM MQ Java/JMS application can incorrectly transmit user credentials in plain text.
CVSS Base Score: 5.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/126245 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM MQ V8
IBM MQ 8.0.0.0 - 8.0.0.6 maintenance levels
IBM MQ V9
IBM MQ 9.0.0.0 - 9.0.0.1 maintenance levels

IBM MQ V9 CD

IBM MQ V9.0.1 and V9.0.2

Remediation/Fixes

Workarounds and Mitigations

None.

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References

Complete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

16 October 2017: Added v8 and v9 LTS fix details
29 June 2017: Initial Version

*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the Reference section of this Security Bulletin.

Disclaimer

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Document information

More support for: IBM MQ
Clients

Software version: 8.0, 8.0.0.1, 8.0.0.2, 8.0.0.3, 8.0.0.4, 8.0.0.5, 8.0.0.6, 9.0, 9.0.0.1, 9.0.1, 9.0.2

Operating system(s): Linux, Windows

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 2003853

Modified date: 16 October 2017